• BA (Hons) Education & Religion – The Island

    BA (Hons) Education & Religion – The Island

    Today we started teaching on our new BA (Hons) Education and Religion! Using Sue Philips’ ‘Theatre of Learning’, the group experienced being stranded on a desert island after a plane crash (inspired by Lost!) and had to work in their tribes to consider and create rites of passage, sacred places, sacred texts and guidelines to […]

  • RE PGCE: Professionalism conference at Cowley International College

    RE PGCE: Professionalism conference at Cowley International College

    Prior to starting their first placement, PGCE trainees attended a professionalism conference at one of our partnership schools, Cowley International College in St Helens. Led by the fantastic PM Sue Reed, trainees considered what it means to be professional and chatted with the Principle and Vice-Principle about issues such as social media, attendance and professional expectations. […]

  • RE PGCE: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral visit

    RE PGCE: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral visit

    On Friday 15th September the RE PGCE trainees visited Liverpool Anglican Cathedral to help develop their subject knowledge around Christianity and places of worship. We had a great tour from Helen, who told us about the history of the Cathedral and that without a ‘cathedra’ a Cathedral is just a big church! Trainees thoroughly enjoyed […]

  • RE PGCE: Making pedagogies engaging

    RE PGCE: Making pedagogies engaging

    RE PGCE trainees have been working hard before they go out to their first placement schools. In this session they are getting their heads around the different pedagogical approaches to teaching RE and the need for Religious Literacy – well done guys!

  • RE PGCE getting creative!

    RE PGCE getting creative!

    RE PGCE trainees were tasked with creating a collage on either their vision of RE or on creating a new world – Things they would leave in the world included chocolate, hugs, friendship, Game of Thrones, equality and unicorns whilst stepping on Lego, inequality,  wars and terrorism were left out.  As you can see,  very […]

  • RE Subject Knowledge Enhancement 2017: Stenecourt Shul, Salford

    RE Subject Knowledge Enhancement 2017: Stenecourt Shul, Salford

    RE PGCE and UG students travelled to Salford to visit Stenecourt Shul with their tutors Sjay Patterson-Craven and David Arnold as part of the SKE course. The day gave students the opportunity to develop their understanding of Jewish belief, enjoy some challah, visit the shul, ask questions and ended with a very enjoyable Israeli-Kosher meal!

  • RE Subject Knowledge Enhancement 2017: Deepdale Mosque

    RE Subject Knowledge Enhancement 2017: Deepdale Mosque

    As part of the Subject Knowledge Enhancement course for PGCE RE and UG RE, students visited the Quwwat Ul Islam Mosque in Deepdale, Preston . They were treated to an educative and engaging day which in addition to helping them understand Islamic beliefs and the importance of the mosque, saw them witnessing a Nikah (wedding) ceremony […]